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India at 75: The legislatures have come up a little short on representation

What the legislatures have achieved over 75 years is good but is it good enough for the next 75 years?

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Independence Day | Parliament | Lok Sabha

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan 

Parliament

T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

This is the second in a six-part series on how institutions—Constitution, Legislature, Executive, Judiciary, RBI and Concluding article—have worked since independence. This series will appear on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the run-up to 75th on August 15. Read part 1 here

Despite several ups and downs, India's legislatures have functioned well over the last 75 years in the sense that they have done what they were designed to do: represent groups of people and make laws. However, it’s important to ask if they truly represent the will of the people or merely of the party in power.

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First Published: Wed, August 03 2022. 09:37 IST
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